Wet Willy Scotch Ale
New England Brewing Co.

Wet Willy Scotch AleWet Willy Scotch Ale
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From:
New England Brewing Co.
 
Connecticut, United States
Style:
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy
ABV:
10%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.92 | pDev: 11.22%
Reviews:
157
Ratings:
163
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 05, 2018
Added:
Mar 01, 2008
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  74
SCORE
88
Very Good
Wet Willy Scotch AleWet Willy Scotch Ale
Notes: None
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Rated: 3.5 by braican from Massachusetts

Feb 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by bdiiorio from Connecticut

Feb 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.22 by IrishColonial from Texas

Feb 03, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by petermethot from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.15 by CTbrew32 from Rhode Island

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.36 by acurtis from New Jersey

Jan 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by grahuba from Connecticut

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.33 by beernooph from Connecticut

Nov 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by CTaleMan from Connecticut

Aug 19, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by RickyRecord-oh from Connecticut

Aug 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont

Jun 27, 2016
 
Rated: 3.94 by Phishagonia from Connecticut

May 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by fosters9 from New York

May 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by benzalman from California

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by devilfluff from New Jersey

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by Coorsy from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.74 by gonzo000 from Massachusetts

Jul 17, 2015
 
Rated: 4.29 by SCW from New York

Jul 12, 2015
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Reviewed by WhiteHillsStore from Connecticut

4.21/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a lovely dark auburn color with an off white head that laces the glass. The smell is full of wood but also some sweet flavors such as plum and toasted brown sugar. The taste starts off sweet with molasses and some dark fruits but wasn't too syrupy and finished rather smooth and with a nice semi-sweet aftertaste. Would highly recommend for lovers of big flavor beers.
May 12, 2015
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Rated by jrand2621 from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
2009 Bottle. Extremely smooth and flavorful after all this time.
Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.08 by CaptainFleeker from Illinois

Feb 28, 2015
 
Rated: 4.15 by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Feb 13, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by phishfoolme from Massachusetts

Feb 07, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2015
 
Rated: 4.1 by Masters from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.48 by rspauldi from Texas

Jan 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois

Jan 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Bandi from New York

Jan 05, 2015
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is relatively clear amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head.
S: Moderate aromas of toffee are present in the nose. The smell becomes stronger as the beer warms up.
T: Just like the smell, the taste is quite malty and is dominated by flavors of toffee. Some hints of caramel and faint bits of sweetness are also noticeable.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a remarkable job at hiding its alcohol, but I would be content with sipping and favoring this as a dessert beer.

Serving type: bottle
Jan 04, 2015
 
Rated: 4.14 by Seanniek91 from Rhode Island

Dec 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by TJRoar from Connecticut

Dec 15, 2014
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Reviewed by sulldaddy from Connecticut

4.54/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I am sampling a 5 year old 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temp. I bought these at the brewery and have had a couple of these over time, this is my last one, im hopeful for good things.
The beer pours a clear mahogany color with minimal beige head that fades very quickly to nothing during the sampling. There is just a little bit of brown sediment on the bottom of my glass.
Very sweet and malty nose with brown sugar, raisins, some vanilla, and still some warm fusol booziness. Even after all these years it still obviously packs some punch.

First sip reveals some brown sugar and caramel with a bit of dark fruit and a bit of vanilla mixed in on the finish. The flavors are generally sweet and actually cover the booze with no hints of the alcohol on the swallow or anywhere else.
Texture is very silky smooth and drinks very easy, with very fine carbonation that is gentle and caresses my palate. Beer goes down with no issues.
This brew is amazingly easy to drink for 10% and I wish I had stashed a few more bottles as they are probably just about perfect right now.
Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.95 by wethorseblanket from California

Dec 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.85 by paresis from Massachusetts

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheBeer from Wisconsin

Nov 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MakeMineADoubleJack from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by beanoboy7 from Connecticut

Oct 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by dubdrop from Vermont

Oct 08, 2014
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
'11 vintage, extra'ed to me in a trade recently.

Pours fairly still, with a little bit of fizz on top, and no lacing. Looks kind of watery.

Smells weirdly flat, some caramel, toffee, but also booze, and some mild oxidation.

The oxidation feel gets much stronger in the flavor. There's a bitter flat cardboard flavor, and astringent alcohol that gets stronger as it warms up further. Beyond those distracting opening flavors, I also get some caramel, toffee, and peaty smokiness. But those flavors are flat and don't feature strongly enough. It's way too sweet, cloying even, and just doesn't work. I'm sure fresh that this one is much nicer.

It's sweet and syrupy, mouthfeel-wise, with a medium body, but it's a little thin for a beer of it's style and ABV. There's barely any carbonation.

This one is just too old. It hasn't held up well.
Sep 29, 2014
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Reviewed by jaasen64 from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
Bottle from '09 (cellared by Nikki's, purchased for $6).

A- Pours a clear amber color with a golden hue, a bit on the flat side without any head and not a lot of noticeable carbonation (3.5)

S- Aromas of dark fruits, plums, malts, light caramel, a bit of oxidation, gets better as it warms up (4)

T- Taste of sweet dark malts, plums, lightly syrupy caramel, butterscotch, and a bit of oxidation that blends well with the beer. Again opens up as it warms a bit, fairly tasty for it's age and lives up to the aroma (4.25)

M- A tiny bit light for the style, more carbonation then the appearance would lead you to believe with a little bit of a fizzy presence, fairly drinkable with just a mild boozy presence for 10%, just a very slight hint of syrupiness (4.25)

O- This was a nice beer for being 5 years old, I haven't had it fresh but I imagine it's right around it's peak right now but could maybe hold up for a couple more years. For $6 you can't go wrong, I may go back and pick up a couple more (4.25)
Aug 27, 2014
Wet Willy Scotch Ale from New England Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 320 ratings